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Readings of the day: Monday of the First Week of Advent
Monday, 30 November 2020

Reading for the Day
Romans 10:9-18

  • 9 because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  • 10 For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.
  • 11 The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame."
  • 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him.
  • 13 For, "every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved."
  • 14 But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
  • 15 And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!"
  • 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"
  • 17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.
  • 18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world."


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 19:8-11

Response: Their message goes out through all the earth. 

  • 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
  • 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; R
  • 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
  • 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. mR


Gospel for the Day
Matthew 4:18-22

  • 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
  • 19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
  • 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
  • 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, in the boat with Zeb'edee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
  • 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
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